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Cleanin’ Up: More Than $3.95 Million Awarded In Clean Ohio Funds

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission announced that it will award four Ohio projects with a collective total of $3,950,902 in Clean Ohio Conservation Funds which can be used to buy green space or restore corridors near or along the river front.

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But, don’t get that confused. The more than $3.95 million will be spread out across the four projects. Here’s how that breakdown looks:

RankApplicantProject NameTotal Project CostTotal Clean Ohio Funds RequestedTotal Clean Ohio Funds Rewarded
1Franklin County Metro ParkScioto River Parkland Preservation II$5,389,044$2,694,522$2,694,522
2Columbus Recreation & ParksNoe-Bixby Parkland and Preserve$471,000$348,680$348,680
3Columbus Recreation & ParksEast Linden Natural Area Protection$626,000$438,200$438,200
4City of WhitehallWhitehall Community Park Stream Restoration$626,000$469,500$469,500

Statistics provided by Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

According to its website, The Clean Ohio Fund was created to restore, protect, and connect Ohio’s natural and urban places by preserving green space and farmland while also improving outdoor recreation and cleaning up brownfields. The COCF is part of the Clean Ohio program which was approved by voters in 2008.

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